Anxiety

Feeling a certain level of anxiety over big stressors or certain life events is totally normal. However, if you find that your fear or worry does not go away and, in fact, gets worse over time, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling and often passes quickly, while severe anxiety can seriously affect your day-to-day life. If you are finding your anxiety unmanageable, can’t identify the cause of your anxious feelings or if you are suffering from physical symptoms (such as heart palpations, fatigue, sweaty hands, upset stomach, or insomnia), it may be time to get help. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s anxiety specialists today. 

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Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder).

— Vernon Bauer, Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY

Amanda has over 15 years experience utilizing evidence based effective treatments such as CBT and EXRP for various forms of anxiety

— Amanda Ahearn, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Delray Beach, FL
 

Managing anxiety with or without medication requires regular psychotherapy. My goal when working with clients who live with anxiety is to implement effective coping mechanisms while uncovering core beliefs that are contributing to the symptoms of anxiety. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a highly effective type of CBT which has proven to be effective for helping those who live with anxiety.

— Fightress Aaron, Licensed Professional Counselor in Montgomery, AL

As part of the natural experience of life all people can experience worry over a present life circumstance or concern over what could happen. Problems arise when our worries become overwhelming, and begin interfering with our everyday functioning. Utilizing cognitive therapy techniques and polyvagal therapy principles I help my clients regain control over their thoughts and their life.

— Cristina Spataro, Counselor
 

I adopt an active coping skill-oriented approach that involves several techniques to treat anxiety. First, I will talk about the root cause of your anxious thoughts. Secondly, HeartMath techniques are employed to restore coherence between your mind and body, reducing feelings of anxiety. Finally, we will explore the underlying cause of your anxiety to provide you with long-term solutions. By taking a multifaceted approach, we can develop personalized coping mechanisms.

— Taylor Garff, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

I specialize in helping my clients understand the impact of anxiety, create mindfulness around anxiety patterns, and help to find ways to feel in control again.

— Kelley Nolan, Clinical Social Worker in West Chester, PA
 

While working with clients with a history of Anxiety I utilize emotional-freedom technique, ACT/CBT. I aim to provide techniques and boost skills to overcome anxious episodes.

— Gerald Joseph, Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC

Do you feel anxious and out of sorts? irritable, have a hard time sleeping or sitting still. I love to help find the calm under the storm for folks.

— Michelle Desmond, Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA
 

Many people experience anxiety on some level. When it begins to interfere with daily living–typically seen as persistent worry/fear and physical symptoms such as restlessness, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, sweating, and difficulty concentrating–therapy might be able to help.

— Jacob Mergendoller, Licensed Master of Social Work in New York, NY

Anxiety serves a purpose! Its there to protect us. But many times we perceive a threat when it’s not as big as our brain leads us to believe. Finding ways to talk to yourself in times of panic or worry can be a pathway to relief. We will dig into lots of techniques to help you feel in control and equipped.

— Courtney Burns, Therapist in Portland, OR
 

Anxiety is very treatable when working with a qualified professional. Through a collaborative process you can expect to develop practical skills and techniques for coping with anxiety. You will have the opportunity to practice your skills outside of counseling sessions as a way to learn to manage your anxiety, but you will not be expected to do so until we are sure you have the skills you need to effectively confront your fears.

— Jessica Aron, Clinical Psychologist in , NY

Anxiety can come in many forms and frequently appears somatically, in relationships, and intra-psychically. I have found talk therapy to be a particularly effective environment to address the dynamic nature of anxiety and the many ways that it can show up. I work with patients to understand the roots of the anxiety; in doing so, they can better understand how it is impacting them, why it is impacting them, and empower them to decide how it ought to be worked with.

— Danny Silbert, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Philadelphia, PA
 

I teach coping skills to reduce anxiety symptoms, which include cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness techniques. I also address the thoughts, feelings, and life experiences that may be triggering or increasing anxiety.

— Laura Kelly, Therapist in , IL

Is it hard to fall asleep worrying about the seemingly endless array of tasks, chores, and action items on your to-do list? Does it feel overwhelming or impossible to get caught up? Conversely, maybe you don't think you're anxious, but are struggling with somatic symptoms than indicate that you are (muscle tension, digestive problems, headaches, etc). Together, we'll work to uncover the deeper meaning of these experiences and practice coping skills to rediscover a sense of peace and mastery.

— Joey Sorenson, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Austin, TX